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August 27, 2014

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Man fatally shot after breaking into girlfriend’s Henderson apartment, police say

Man shot, killed

A man was shot dead early Sunday after he broke into his girlfriend’s Henderson apartment, police said.

He was killed shortly before 2 a.m. at an apartment complex on Green Valley Parkway near Warm Springs Road by a neighbor who was inside the apartment with the woman, Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul said.

Earlier in the night, the couple got into an argument at a party before the woman took her boyfriend home and drove to her own apartment. Police described the couple as estranged.

Fearful that he might show up at her home, she called a man who lives in her apartment complex, Paul said. Her boyfriend, 49, eventually arrived and tried to kick in the front door before climbing in through a window.

The neighbor cautioned him to stop and told him that he had a weapon, Paul said. The alleged intruder reportedly continued to advance toward them, and the armed man fired several shots, striking and killing him.

Paul said the case will be forwarded to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office so officials can determine whether to press criminal charges against the shooter. His name has not been released because police did not arrest him — detectives do not believe that he poses a danger to the community or that he will flee the area.

The neighbor’s handgun was registered to him, and both he and the woman are reportedly cooperating with detectives.

Police have not identified the man who was killed.

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